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0:17 - Introduction 0:41 - Moishe Describes His Eastern European Family Background

Keywords: ancestry; anti-Semitism; antisemitism; Betshotsh, Ukraine; brothels; Buchach, Ukraine; Canadians; Concordia University; Cossacks; Eastern European Jews; entry interviews; factory workers; family background; family heritage; family history; father; immigrants; immigration; Jewish businesses; Jewish neighborhoods; Jewish shops; kozakn; lunch counters; medical examinations; Montréal, Québec; Montreal, Quebec; mother; Notre-Dame-de-Grâce; Odessa, Ukraine; parents; physical violence; pogroms; proletariat; shtetels; shtetls; tailors; villages; Yiddish language; Yuri Suhl; “The Purim Goat”

5:26 - Yiddish Culture and Religious Observance in Moishe's Childhood Home

Keywords: "O Canada"; afternoon schools; British history; brothers; Canadian history; Catholic schools; childhood homes; childhood memories; Christians; Côte-des-Neiges; day schools; devoutness; English language; ethnic diversity; ethnic groups; fasting; father; folkshules; folkshuls; frum; Jewish holidays; Jewish schools; kashres; kashrus; kashrut; kashruth; kosher homes; Labor Zionism; Labor Zionists; Montréal, Québec; Montreal, Quebec; mother; Orthodox Jews; parents; piety; Protestant schools; religious beliefs; religious observance; religious schools; secular culture; secular Judaism; Shabbat; Shabbos; shabes; siblings; sisters; talme-toyres; Talmud Torahs; Yiddish education; Yiddish language; Yiddish schools; Yiddishism; Yiddishists; Yom Kippur; yomim tobim; yomim tovim; yontev; yontoyvim; “God Save the Queen”

10:50 - Moishe Describes the Jewish Community in Montréal, Québec

Keywords: apartment buildings; benefit associations; cemetery plots; childhood homes; Côte-des-Neiges; daughters; economic class; English language; factories; factory workers; father; French language; French neighborhoods; gentrification; Hebrew Ladies’ Sick Benefit Association of Montreal; immigration; Jewish businesses; Jewish community; Jewish immigrants; Jewish neighborhoods; Jewish organizations; Jewish political groups; Jewish political societies; Jewish shopkeepers; King George Sick Benefit Society; kosher soup kitchens; labor unions; left-wing organizations; left-wing politics; leftism; leftists; Montréal, Québec; Montreal, Quebec; Mordecai Richler; mother; mutual aid societies; parents; parnoses; political activism; political activists; postwar period; postwar years; professions; rentals; sick benefits; social mobility; social organizations; sons; St. Denis; unionism; women's organizations; working-class families; World War 2; World War II; WW2; WWII; Yiddish language

18:48 - How Moishe's Parents Put Their Jewish Values into Practice

Keywords: family traditions; father; garment trade workers; human decency; Jewish identity; Jewish religion; Jewish values; Jewishness; kaddish; kadesh; labor strikes; labor unions; mensch; mentsh; mentshlekhkayt; mother; parents; rabbis; religious observance; schuls; shuls; social justice values; synagogues; Yiddish culture; Yiddish language

21:56 - Learning Yiddish Language at the Folkshul (Secular Yiddish School)

Keywords: Aaron Zeitlin; adolescence; adolescents; Americanisms; apartment buildings; Arbeter Ring; Arn Zeitlin; folkshules; folkshuls; Holocaust survivors; Hungarian Jews; Jewish language; Jewish People’s School; Jewish schools; Labor Zionism; Labor Zionists; lerers; Mishna; Mishnah; mishne; Polish Jews; Protestant schools; refugees; religious schools; secular schools; Shoah; speaking Jewish; speaking Yiddish; Talmud; Tanakh; teenage years; Torah; Workers Circle; Workmen's Circle; World War 2; World War II; WW2; WWII; Yiddish education; Yiddish intellectuals; Yiddish language; Yiddish poets; Yiddish schools; Yiddish teachers; Yiddish writers; “Monolog in pleynem yidish (Monologue in plain Yiddish)”

28:23 - Moishe Recalls Returning to Yiddish Later in Life

Keywords: acculturation; apartment buildings; Ashkenazi Jews; assimilation; father; freedom of assembly; government repression; Hebrew culture; Hebrew language; Israel; Israeli culture; Jewish culture; Jewish hipsterism; Jewish identity; Jewish life; Jewish nationalism; Jewish neighborhoods; Jewish particularism; Jewish workers; Jewishness; Montréal Jewish Public Library; Montreal, Quebec; Montréal, Québec; mother; Occupy Movement; Occupy Wall Street; parents; political activism; political activists; political beliefs; political ideology; political movements; proletarians; proletariat; religious conversion; social movements; student activism; student strikes; Yiddish culture; Yiddish language; Zionism; Zionists

33:12 - Moishe Remembers Beginning to Visit the Jewish Public Library

Keywords: "Der keneder adler"; "The Jewish Daily Eagle"; Abe Ellstein; Abraham Ellstein; blood libel; Dave Tarras; father; history books; Jewish culture; Jewish history; Jewish music; Jewish musicians; klezmer music; librarians; LPs; Menahem Mendel Beilis; Montréal Jewish Public Library; Montreal, Quebec; Montréal, Québec; mother; parents; Prince Nazaroff; public libraries; Raphael Mahler; record players; siblings; sisters; vinyl records; Yiddish books; Yiddish culture; Yiddish history; Yiddish language; Yiddish literature; Yiddish music; Yiddish newspapers; Yiddish publications; “Di geshikhte fun mayne leydn (The story of my suffering)”; “Oy bin ikh a mazeldiker yid (Oh, am I a lucky Jewish man)”

38:33 - Memorable Public Programs at Montréal's Jewish Public Library

Keywords: American comedians; Borscht Belt; Chaim Fogelgaren; comedy routines; conversational Yiddish; English language; French language; Holocaust survivors; Jewish comedians; Jewish history; library programs; library volunteers; Montréal Jewish Public Library; Orthodox Jews; pinkes; public events; public programming; public programs; rabbis; refugees; religious history; Robert Klein; schuls; shuls; spoken Yiddish; synagogues; Warsaw Ghetto Uprising; World War 2; World War II; WW2; WWII; Yiddish comedy; Yiddish culture; Yiddish humor; Yiddish language; Yiddish lectures; Yiddish speakers

42:13 - The Importance of Yiddish in Moishe's Jewish Identity

Keywords: Alef Bet Yehoshua; Amos Oz; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; conversational Yiddish; Eleanor Wachtel; English language; Etgar Keret; family traditions; father; I.L. Peretz; Isaac Leib Peretz; Israeli authors; Israeli culture; Israeli writers; Jenny Romaine; Jewish home life; Jewish identity; Jewish Left; left-wing politics; leftism; leftists; mother; nostalgia; parents; political activism; political activists; political beliefs; public radio programs; public radio stations; radio interviews; sentimentality; Shalom Aleichem; Sholem Aleichem; Sholem Aleykhem; siblings; sisters; spoken Yiddish; student activism; student activists; student strikes; Yiddish authors; Yiddish culture; Yiddish language; Yiddish Left; Yiddish literature; Yiddish speakers; Yiddish writers; Yiddishism; Yiddishists; Yitzkhok Leybush Peretz

47:09 - Moishe Shares Some of His Favorite Works of Yiddish Literature

Keywords: Bible; Jacob Glatstein; Jewish books; Jewish education; Jewish faith; rabbis; religious beliefs; religious books; religious education; religious practices; religious texts; Talmud; Tanakh; Torah; translating; translations; translators; Yaakov Glatstein; Yiddish books; Yiddish culture; Yiddish language; Yiddish literature; Yiddish poems; Yiddish poetry; Yiddish poets; “Breyshis (Genesis)”

51:11 - Moishe Reminisces about Stories of Yiddish Montréal

Keywords: Anglo-Protestants; childhood memories; department stores; father; goyim; Jewish businesses; Jewish immigrants; Jewish residents; library patrons; Montréal Jewish Public Library; Montreal, Quebec; Montréal, Québec; mother; non-Jews; parents; public libraries; salesmen; Simpson's; Verdun; Westmount; Yiddish signs; Yiddish stories

55:18 - The Difference Between Laughing at and Laughing with Yiddish

Keywords: Ashkenazi Jews; Ashkenazi pronunciations; class distinctions; cultural richness; economic class; habdalah; Havdalah; Havdale; havdole; Hebrew culture; Hebrew language; Hebrew pronunciations; Israeli culture; ivrit; Jewish life; Jewish rituals; Jewish traditions; Leo Fuchs; nostalgia; putz; sentimentality; Shabbat; Shabbos; shabes; social class; stereotypes; tokhes; Yiddish artists; Yiddish blessings; Yiddish cultural festivals; Yiddish culture; Yiddish entertainment; Yiddish humor; Yiddish language; Yiddish life; Yiddish literature; Yiddish performers; Yiddish prayers; Yiddish revival; Yiddish theater; Yiddish theatre; Yiddish Theatre Festival; Yiddish writers

61:34 - Countering Yiddish Stereotypes for Future Generations

Keywords: "Pirke-oves (Ethics of the fathers)"; "Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers)"; ancestry; cultural heritage; family heritage; father; Israeli culture; Jewish community; Jewish heritage; Jewish identity; Jewish nationalism; Jewish origins; Jewish politics; Jewish values; Jewishness; klezmer music; linguistic nationalism; Mishna; Mishnah; mishne; moral values; mother; national languages; parents; political beliefs; political ideology; rap names; religious beliefs; religious heritage; religious texts; right-wing politics; sexuality; socialism; socialists; Yiddish culture; Yiddish expressions; Yiddish humor; Yiddish jokes; Yiddish language; Yiddish music; Yiddish phrases; Yiddish rap; Yiddishness

71:12 - Connecting Moishe's Political Activism with Yiddish

Keywords: "Bay nakht (At night)"; anarcho-syndicalism; anarcho-syndicalists; anarchosyndicalism; anarchosyndicalists; Black Rock; Chasidim; Chassidim; cultural societies; David Bergelson; Dovid Bergelson; Harold Barclay; Hasidim; Hassidim; Hebrew language; ivrit; Jewish political groups; language fluency; language interpretation; left-wing activism; left-wing politics; political activism; political activists; political beliefs; political ideology; religious beliefs; religious culture; secular culture; socialism; socialists; spoken languages; spoken Yiddish; Yiddish anarchist literature; Yiddish authors; Yiddish culture; Yiddish literature; Yiddish politics; Yiddish speakers; Yiddish translations; Yiddish translators; Yiddish writers

76:59 - Closing Remarks and Words of Advice

Keywords: advice; anarchism; anarchists; Birthright; eytse; future generations; Israel; Jewish community; national languages; spoken Yiddish; Yiddish culture; Yiddish language; Yiddish speakers; Yiddish teachers